DesignS Network Signs MOU to Promote Local Design

6 November 2012 –  Representatives of the DesignS network gathered at Food For Thought (Queen Street) to sign a MOU which will see the top eight design associations working together on what is set to be one of Singapore’s biggest design showcases for 2013.


Dubbed SingaPlural, the event will coincide with the Singapore Furniture Industries Council’s (SFIC) International Furniture Fair 2013 (IFFS) from 8 – 13 March 2013 and seeks to raise the profile of homegrown design and fuel the creative industry’s development. Said Mr. Ernie Koh, the newly appointed President of SFIC on the joint-collaboration:


“The design industries in Singapore have been flourishing rapidly in recent years. With the power of 8 sharing a common vision of nurturing and promoting design capabilities from the creative spectrum, the collaborative efforts of the DesignS team will further strengthen the Singapore brand in the international design sphere. DesignS is our A-team who is in top form to help Singapore hit design gold.”


Centered around the theme of Celebrating Design, SingaPlural 2013 will feature a series of satellite exhibitions, symposiums, competitions and exclusively curated design spaces by the members of DesignS. Apart from successful programmes initiated last year,  such as the well-received 30 Chairs Lifestories, 48 Hours Challenge and Design Larger Than Life, one of the highlights of the showcase will be the Singapore Design Summit (SDS), hosted by both DBCS and SFIC.


Set for 8 March 2013, the event will see global business leaders and design advocates coming together to discuss the impact and role of design around the world under the theme of A Better Future by Design.

Touching on the topic, Lawrence Chong, President of DBCS said:


“Brand leaders such as Apple and BMW have proven that design is the game-changer of the 21st century, so it’s time to hear from the perspective of business leaders on how they use design to shape the future of their product and services.”


For the full press release from SFIC and media enquiries, please click here.

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